Stress Management- Dealing With Crisis

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Stress Management: Dealing With Crisis

Dealing with a turmoil can be a very stressful encounter. It can either direct one to suffer from a few personal trauma or have the means to go over the whole experience and are available out a better individual. Stress management within a crisis requires knowing how to take hold of the situation before it takes its hold on you.

One of many important ways to efficiently deal with a crisis is to try and keep hope alive even though the situation is showing that there seems nothing left. Anxiety and anguish typically follow a person through a crisis especially following he or she gives up desire. And when a person gives up any hope, it could become pretty challenging to handle the stress and assume any handle to the ensuing conditions that a crisis may bring. Although most people may think in which finding any hope in the hopeless situation for instance a crisis is a gift that not all could be blessed of having, it can otherwise be learned and also practiced. All it takes is having the ability to look upon a situation in a more aim manner.

One of the first move to make in a crisis scenario is to try and examine its degree of magnitude. By looking at the difficulty from the point of how it will have an effect on you, you try to assess the situation and try to appear upon things that you’ve got no control over and separate them from the stuff that you still can assume control. Doing so will help you look upon an emergency as a situation in which you may still be able to make a move. Looking at a crisis that way can help provide a few encouragement that you may not be as helpless as you first thought.

Not too you have looked over and also assessed a certain situation that you are in, you then try to take note of the things that you still have control over. The following point to do when in a crisis is to make use of situations that you still may have control over and focus on those instead of trying to wrestle with circumstances that you cannot handle. In order to deal with an emergency situation, it is important which you try to accept the truth that there are just some stuff that you cannot change. Your skill is to focus on those ideas that you still have the opportunity of respond to positively and still have control over. This will help you rebuild some confidence by building up some sense of control during a crisis situation.

Within trying to handle a difficult crisis, one way to avoid creating further panic and anxiety is to try and separate things in your life which can be affected by the situation from those that aren’t. There might be some areas of your life that a present crisis would not impact in any way. Having the ability to prevent letting these areas be affected by a crisis not just helps keep the turmoil isolated, it also helps make the crisis situation looked smaller than you may think it is.

By making a crisis modify the whole of your life, you run the risk of letting it try to engulf you, developing a massive problem away from something that may not actually look that overpowering in the first place. It can be a significant stress management problem.

And what’s more, having a certain area of your life that remains unaffected by the situation can still provide you the dose of peace of mind to a life previously troubled.

Comments: 32

  1. Terrell May 6, 2013 at 12:10 am Reply

    i have 7000 due to credit cards and a loan. I have a hard time making payments due to other bills being paid. Also im pregnant so im saving money. I am so stressed out. What happens if i dont make all these payments? Will i lose things that i owned? Im not sure how these things work. I need help badly!!!!!!!!

  2. Annice June 4, 2013 at 7:56 pm Reply

    im clinically depressed. i find my self not eat or sleeping right. ive taken medications in the past but i have stopped because i didnt want to get hook on them.
    how could i deal with this?

  3. Cristopher July 9, 2013 at 8:54 am Reply

    i have no idea what sort of questions i will be asked or what theyre looking for, please help!!

  4. Debrah August 6, 2013 at 3:44 pm Reply

    How long after dating would be the best time to get married? When did you get married or engaged? What factors were part of the decision to get engaged or married? Military, family, pregnancy, stability…etc. How old were you both when y’all got engaged or married? When do you think is the best age to get married for a couple who wants children? Any tips for marriage and all? Any other comments would be appreciated. I would like answers from experienced people and from people who have been married or engaged. Thanks!

  5. Tobias August 23, 2013 at 11:45 am Reply

    Hi there,

    I have currently been an accountant for the past 5 to 6 years, initially loving it but now not so sure. I am definitely a people person and enjoy interaction with everyone. I get along with most everyone and I believe my passion lies elsewhere. I have no more motivation to deal with the unnecessary stresses of regular accounting work and I believe part of it is due to a real lack in guidance and mentor-ship. How does one go about getting out of the accounting field but stay in the finance area? I really want to help people and families (but don’t want to be a financial planner). Any suggestions/ideas? Please help, this is a crisis for me.

  6. Eldora September 18, 2013 at 9:37 pm Reply

    ok well i have so many problems and i want to try and fix them….
    – I’m insecure (overweight)
    – i think no one likes me
    – i always feel left out
    – i have suicidal thoughts
    – i think i may be bipolar but i don’t know for sure
    – i’m very depressed
    – my life isn’t that bad but i feel like it is
    – I over analyze Everything
    – i over apologize
    – i think everything’s my fault
    – i think people(my friends) don’t really care for me, even though they say it over and over
    and honestly i don’t know what to do…. i could really use some advice on what i could do to help the people i care about and myself.
    I’m 17 and a junior in High school
    ive tried talking to my mother to take me to a psychiatrist and she said she would but i guess she forgot and hasn’t made one

  7. Antione September 18, 2013 at 9:37 pm Reply

    I’m feeling super anxious this Summer. I specifically did not get a job this Summer so I could spend all my time working on my thesis, which I need to graduate from my school. It’s like a dissertation, except for undergrads. I’m so used to working full time (and over time) over the Summer so this is really really weird for me. I wanted to save money to go backpacking in Europe but I’ve spent all my money from previous Summers on groceries and textbooks!
    Anyways, I feel like I’m floundering. I was originally going to do a thesis on mangrove tree crab feeding behavior, but I don’t have a collector’s permit and can’t collect mangrove leaves. Furthermore, I don’t even know where to begin on it – there’s so much info, and I don’t know what to say that hasn’t been said. Oftentimes, I end up just giving up and getting distracted because trying to work on it just makes me anxious, and then I end up kicking myself at the end of the day because I didn’t get anything done. Seriously, I spent 12 hours in the library yesterday trying to find that “eureka!” moment and just wound up watching “Law and Order” and organizing my computer files because no matter how many articles or what articles I read, that moment never came. I have ADHD and am taking Vyvanse (50mg) for it, but I feel like I still get distracted; or rather, I get so anxious from the Vyvanse that I feel like I can’t work. I spent this morning baking cookies for a hospital bake sale that I really don’t have time to be involved in and I don’t know why the hell I’m doing that instead of working! In fact, why am I on here instead of working???
    I’m looking at some related topics, such as the effects of salinity on mangrove tree crab larval development (male-to-female ratio, sizes, carapace thicknesses, etc) but my adviser told me that I don’t have any experience with larvae (I did an independent project on seahorse larval development, but that was like two years ago), plus mangrove tree crabs don’t hatch until Spring. I don’t know what to do with the rest of my Summer or how to structure it, and I feel like my adviser finds me annoying because I’m always popping in asking what I’m supposed to do. I feel like a fish out of water and I’m starting to seriously doubt my scientific capabilities, that maybe Biology isn’t the right thing for me, but I also really love it!
    What should I do? Are there any websites or sources to help me decide, plan, and actually DO a thesis? I’m starting early because I’m taking Organic Chemistry and Physics in the next two years before I graduate (I took a year and a half off of school to work), but now I’m afraid that this Summer was wasted. I could have spent it making money and now I might have to take next Summer off which will make me poorer than I already am (which reminds me: I have my FAFSA deadline in a couple of weeks that I haven’t even STARTED and I REALLY need those loans if I am going to keep going to school).
    I should be in the lab 24/7 but instead I’m spending half my day banging my head against my computer screen because I don’t understand half of what I’m reading. And then more responsibilities keep piling up, such as this report on Octopod behavior that the Explorer’s Club wants me to do for their feature journal edition, which I have NO TIME for and was due about a week ago! And then there’s this paper on resource management and biological corridors that my teacher wants me to rewrite for TOMORROW! And then on top of that, I have to do my dishes and pay attention to my cat and mop the floors and pay the bills but we all know how THAT doesn’t get done as much as it should!
    I know I’m rambling, so I’ll just summarize: how do I do a thesis??? Where do I get money for the supplies I need? When do you know you’ve found a correct topic? And how the hell am I going to pass Organic Chemistry when I struggled so hard with General Chemistry? How am I going to pass Physics when I struggled so hard with Calculus? How can I be a better and more focused student? What if I end up failing to get any sort of degree and wind up working at McDonald’s??? What if I have to move back in with my parents and end up being a 40-year-old loser living in the parent’s basement??? That would be my worst nightmare, especially since I haven’t been home since I was 18 and my parents are overwhelming and suffocating people as it is. I would HATE living at home and it would make me feel like I had taken a bunch of steps backward in life. Why can’t I just be a good student; or rather, why can’t understanding things come as easily for me as they do for other people? Why is it that I have to work my butt off to pass Calculus, but I see my fellow students barely studying and getting high scores? Am I just stupid or something? And wh

  8. Leonel September 20, 2013 at 4:12 pm Reply

    I have heard some of the differences, but I still don’t know which one I’d want to be.
    Like what kind of thing I might be doing as an officer in contrast to an enlisted soldier. Or maybe give me a few examples of the kinds of people who would do good/like in one of the roles.
    For example (purely an example), if you liked to use your brain, you might prefer being an officer… Again, that was just an example. And maybe explain a little about why.

    Thanks a million, sorry for the trouble.

  9. Myrl September 28, 2013 at 5:16 am Reply

    Yes, I’m reposting. I didn’t get as many replies as I hoped for last time.

    I was diagnosed bipolar in March. I take my medication regularly and I’ve usually got a pretty good handle on it except when I get upset. I lose all rationality and the ability to reason. :/ It’s like temporary psychosis. My boyfriend is having a hard time understanding this – I try to explain the best I can, but he thinks I should have better control of my emotions. Is there a way I can make him understand better or is he right that I should be able to control it more?

    I’m already on anti-psychotics.

  10. Beau November 14, 2013 at 8:04 pm Reply

    my dad just got out of the hospital 3 days ago and 15 minutes after he got out my grandmother was admitted in! i am in a total mess! we found out she has cancer under her stomach! does anyone have a way to deal with stress?

  11. Ray November 19, 2013 at 2:34 pm Reply

    What nutritional supplement is recommended for helping the body handle stress?
    A. Iron
    B. Zinc
    C. Vitamin C
    D. No supplements are rscommended for stress management

    which one of the following choices best represents a potential stressor?
    A. A surprise gift
    B. an unexpected visit
    C. a long awaited salary raise
    D. decrease in gas prices

  12. Brittaney November 30, 2013 at 8:09 am Reply

    Explain why you feel that it is important to be aware of the connection between time and stress management.

  13. Delmar December 1, 2013 at 12:59 am Reply

    im a junior in high school and im thinking about becoming a professional stage manager or something in professional theatre. ive done a lot of tech work in my high school shows, but i was wondering 2 things.

    1. will money be a big concern. my current vision of the professional theatre is that i work a job and then go look for another one, like a bohemian and thats something i dont want to be (after what i saw in RENT). is what i saw really the professional theatre world

    2. if i do take that path what are some good classes in high school and college to take. like right now im in some AP classes but should i focus on maths next year or should i focus on english or even history( for if im like trying to get a feel for a certain time period)

    ANY information will help, i really dont know what to do with the rest of my life.

  14. Hiram December 6, 2013 at 8:38 pm Reply

    I’ve recently been diagnosed with BPD, I was hospitalised for a short while and upon returning home, I was referred to a specialist team. This was 7 weeks ago, I’m yet to see anyone. I feel like I’ve had this diagnosis dumped on me and I’ve been left to try and deal with it. I do appreciate I’m not the only unwell person on the planet, but I feel a little hard done by.

    I’ve done a lot of reading up, I was advised to try mindfulness. I have mastered it when not in a crisis; however, when I need it I just can’t do it. I’m finding daily living really difficult, getting out of bed is a huge struggle and trying to hold down a full time job is even worse.

    I’m not really sure why I’m posting, maybe just knowing that I’m not alone in this would be a huge comfort.

  15. Taylor December 23, 2013 at 6:40 am Reply

    This is a very serious situation and I would hope for everyone to pay their fullest attention and give me your best answers. I am 15 years old and my younger sister is 11. The biggest family crisis we are facing now is my mentally and emotionally unstable brother.

    He is 23 years old, has depression, and he is getting out of control. He won’t take medications of any kind. He doesn’t have any friends (he used to, before he got sick), he doesn’t have a life and just stays home all day. Worst of all, he frequently throws tantrums and yells at my mom. My dad can’t do anything about it because he is an airline pilot and he isn’t home often. Thank God that he hasn’t hurt anyone because I promised my mom that if he did anything to hurt anyone, I would whip out my baseball bat and beat the living hell out of him. I just don’t know what to do.

    He didn’t used to be like this. He used to be a fairly nice guy until he got sick. After he got sick, he refused to take medications of any kind, stating that he isn’t sick and that we’re all crazy. He doesn’t let anyone make any “loud noises” in the day time because that’s when he sleeps (hes awake the whole night). He frequently yells at my mom, which has caused her a tremendous amount of stress. I have seen my mom cry countless times because of him and I am seriously tired of his sh*t. I am not afraid of him, but both my sister and my mom are.

    My parents are immigrants from the island nation of Taiwan, but both my sister and I are American citizens by birth, and because of that, my parents are also citizens. For some strange reason, my brother is not an American citizen ( he wasn’t born here nor was he naturalized). And I believe that he might be an illegal immigrant.

    My mom says that the only way that we can be “free” of my brother is for my mom to take him back to Taiwan, where my uncle is a doctor and can help him (he won’t accept help from any other doctors). But, there is a catch. He says that he will definitely not go, unless my mom goes with him and that he will not fall for any “tricks” that we will play to deport him.

    If my mom takes him back, then she will also have to take my sister along. I definitely don’t agree with this idea because I believe that we don’t have to sacrifice my mom and my sister’s freedom just for a sad loser like him. If my sister goes back, then she won’t have a future and I can’t allow that to happen because its cruel and unfair to her. I have the privilege to stay with my relatives here in the United States because I am older.

    Right now, my family does not know what to do to deal with this crisis. My mom says we can’t just simply deport him because he will go back to Taiwan and disturb my relatives. We have tried almost everything to seek help for him but he just won’t accept any of it. We also can’t live with him anymore, here in the United States because he is an outrage and we just can’t take his bullsh*t any longer. I can’t just stand here and see my family crumble into pieces because of my selfish bastard of a brother. What can we do?
    I also think that he will seriously hurt someone if we don’t do something about him soon.

  16. Coy January 1, 2014 at 10:11 am Reply

    …We are all going through major stress at work right now.
    My boss has shown some major changes in his behavior with all of us. He is behaving in a way that is not usually his way of dealing with his staff. We are a close knit group and have always worked well together even under stress. He is reacting to everything we say, before he actually listens to us. It is like he can’t even hear a word we say (because he has another voice going on inside his head). Personally, I’ve noticed that he doesn’t keep eye contact with me any more when I talk to him. I request a good time so he can give me his full attention. Still, he seems not to listen to me. He interrupts me by looking away at other things on his desk, gets distracted by the radio playing in his office, and begins to respond even before I finish my conversation. Then he just reacts to what he thinks I am going to say, instead of letting me finish and really listen to me. This has never happened before between us. PLease see DB for more details.

  17. Jessi February 21, 2014 at 10:25 pm Reply

    I’ve been in this job now for more than six months. I took a more junior role than I had been used to, on purpose to avoid stress. (I had been in management). I know I do my job very well, I am more qualified than my boss & he has already told me he admires the exams I took and passed. We have very different opinions on the economic crisis, but I know I have more experience than him & I read lots. In meetings, I give my views & he often contradicts me. In the past few weeks, I notice he does not ask friendly questions anymore. I don’t know why he is being like this to me. Does anyone have any advice?

  18. Catarina February 21, 2014 at 10:25 pm Reply

    My boyfriend stresses out very easily. We were barely 2 minutes late to a college pe course this morning and his brow stuck and he was frowning. Talking about how he hoped he’d trip on the track and hurt himself. He struggles with anger management too. I’ve tried to encourage him to see a counselor and go to the schools learning assistance program for help with school which also frustrates him. and encourage him to look for a new job. But he gives me excuses. I want to help but hes making it very difficult. Any suggestions?

  19. Blaine February 21, 2014 at 10:40 pm Reply

    about 6 months to a year ago, there was a major scare on disappearing bees. many people credited it to increasing wi fi signals, but others came out and said that this effect is common every 20 years or so and we are right on schedule for it to happen again, and that they always make a comeback afterward. it has now been sometime, so the question i have is does anyone know if they have started to make a comeback, or is it still a threat that we need to be researching?

  20. Justin February 21, 2014 at 10:40 pm Reply

    Normally, I can take on a lot when it comes to work and situations at home. I’m 28, a mother of a 3 year old, a wife and a boss and have a lot on my plate. I’m not one to cry over little things and whatnot but recently I feel like all these little things have been piling up. From annoyances at work to frustrations at home, I’ve been crying at the drop of a dime for no big reason at all and feel overwhelmingly stressed and overreacting. What are some tips or ideas to help me with my stress management and to keep calm when burnt out at work? Any information is greatly appreciated.

  21. Bruna February 21, 2014 at 10:54 pm Reply

    My son (Age20 yrs)issuffering from OCD for the last six years, he is on medication and was checked at the NIMHANS Bangalore also. But we seem to be going no where since nothing notable has been achieved.

  22. Belia February 21, 2014 at 10:55 pm Reply

    My husband has had alot of stress lately, and is on the lookout for a good book on stress management. Any suggestions?

  23. Charlyn February 21, 2014 at 10:57 pm Reply

    I have been battling depression for nine months.

    i sleep a lot

    i always cry at night

    my friends say i always look down

    i miss being happpy

    things i use to like no longer interest me

    i use to be on antidepressants but i stopped taking them because i felt like i should not have to take medication to be happy

    has anyone ever dealt with depression and overcome it?
    what worked for you

  24. Sean February 22, 2014 at 3:30 am Reply

    I have important science exams and drama performance soon. Me and my group in drama aren’t ready to perform, yet it’s unlikely we will be given any more time to practise. I’m gonna try my best, but I don’t think I’m gonna do very well. I’ve also got science exams soon – I need to revise loads of science AND learn the rest of my lines for drama. I have a week until my drama performance, and about 2 weeks until my science exams. I’ve been getting really bad migraines and just feeling dizzy and ill. I don’t know what to do.

  25. Lesley March 11, 2014 at 11:04 pm Reply

    Is a midlife crisis a developmental state of middle adulthood? Explain your answer. Include gender and ethnic differences

  26. Enoch March 13, 2014 at 10:51 pm Reply

    do any of you have any tips for managing stress for a SAHM??

    Everything I have seen about stress management has something to do with exercising in it and I don’t ENJOY exercising therefore it would not help me.
    I have looked into Mommy groups and Play group but there is none in this area??

    Thank All of you for your wonderful advise I am gonna talk to the hubby when he gets home and talk about it:)

  27. Rey March 13, 2014 at 10:52 pm Reply

    Hi, so I’ve been having a lot of problems dealing with stress that brings on new phobias and anxieties each time I’m met with a crisis. I am 20 years old, male and I have fanatical fears of most things. I fear fights, mainly because I haven’t been in one and I’m probably scared of confrontation and creating more problems for myself by getting injured premaritally. Now, the good news is that I rarely go places that constitute or bring on fighting so that’s not that much of a problem now, but I have a paranoia that one day I’ll have to protect someone I care about, and have this constant fear that I wont be able to protect them, because I’m not big enough hence strong enough, not talented enough; this meaning that I’m not skilled in any form of combat. I am very protective and precautions. But people around me start saying that I worry too much, which I do, but they also begin to gossip about me having the persona of a paranoid schizophrenic, and that’s something that angers me and I wish to change. I also have a predominate un-comfortability being around most people, and sometimes my friends, but not all the time. And, this is hard for me to say already but, I have a bit of a bad temper, and I obviously wish to change this. Now, my temper gets a bit bad when I yell and scream at mainly my family, and some people; though rarely, and It seems to occur out of stress and anxiety. I wish to combat this fear and anxiety or phobia, whatever the hell it is. I’ve already tried meditation, and its worked wonders for my mind, but I’m not sure I’m doing it properly, so can someone please give me a walkthrough of a style of meditation that completely eliminates fear? And also some other techniques to help with the dangerous side of things? Whatever is answered is much appreciated. P.S. I am unable to take up any training of fighting, as it doesn’t help with my time management, and also remember: I’m very anti-social. Please help me defeat my fear and anxieties, please?


  28. Christian March 21, 2014 at 2:17 am Reply

    Anyone know someone who gets overly defensive or violent when criticized? I have been thinking about this recently because I have met several people like this. My mother is actually like this as well. For example, I went to my mother and stepfather’s house for Christmas Eve and Christmas day. I went with my boyfriend and our ten month old daughter. Well, my mother and stepfather have a dog in their home. He has been the family pet for a few years now, but the dog is not familiar with me, my boyfriend, and our baby because we don’t visit my family that often. So we get to the house and the dog immediately starts to act up. He starts to jump around and whenever he sees the baby, he starts to run toward her and starts jumping up toward her face. My boyfriend immediately felt uncomfortable with this, understandably and so did I. I did not want anything to happen to my baby. So later than night, I timidly tell my stepfather that my boyfriend and I are not comfortable having the baby around the dog. He tells us that the dog will not attempt to do anything because he knows his place. Well, I disagreed with this because the dog had been acting up all day around the baby. He specificially did it whenever the baby made any little crying sounds. So my boyfriend started to get visibly angry and decided to stay with the baby in the room that we were using at the house. Well the next morning, I tell my mother that my boyfriend does not feel comfortable letting the baby out of the room because of the dog. My mother got overly defensive and said “Well fine, you don’t have to come back then” and then she started to defend the dog. I could understand why they might be a little bit protective over the dog, but at the same time, there was a potential risk of the dog lashing out at the baby. I try not to criticize people unless it is absolutely necessary, but I just thought that my mother and stepfather were being overly defensive.
    My mother also got very defensive of my stepfather, when they had first started dating. She and I went out to dinner with him, so that I could get a chance to meet him. Well, the next morning, she and i were at home and I said to her, “he seems like a nice guy and I notice that he is a bit quiet”. I am a quiet person too so I did not mean this as an insult, but she got extremely angry and basically cursed me out for saying that he is a quiet person. How do you deal with situations like this?

  29. Bernardo March 28, 2014 at 11:59 pm Reply

    I’ve been doing a lot of reading about PR however I can’t seem to apply them.

    Say the university is launching a new BA degree in Music management and production in 2 years

    and I need to develop a PR plan. Where do I start? Who could be the stakeholders? What should be my objectives? How do I meet those objectives?

    and on crisis management how do I deal with some famous musician criticizing the university saying that “you cannot teach success’ in the business?

    I’ve been reading and reading all night I just can’t seem to find anything applicable. For products it’s easy but for a new degree in a university? How does that work? Just need a very basic input.

  30. Marcelina April 2, 2014 at 3:39 pm Reply

    So yesterday my boyfriend and I got into a fight which isn’t anything unusual & I’ve been having feelings since I was 13-14 years old, I’m now 19, about suicide. I’ve had a hard life between dealing with my father who is mentally and physically abusive, handling all the stress put on me from my family, double sides rules when it comes to my brothers, to just about anything you could possibly think of. Well like I said, we fought yesterday and I said I wanted to blow my brains out. He called his uncle who happens to be a state trooper and I was taken to the hospital. They ran blood tests and diagnosed me with depression. I’m going to be placed on medication and I also have to go to counseling too. My boyfriend told me if I got the help he would work out our relationship with me. Than he turned around called me and said he couldn’t be with me.

    He came to my house to give me my belongings today since I lived with him and said he would be my best friend and we would figure things out if I got the help. And his parents now think I’m some god awful person who has controlled their son. I ask him to do not do two things, chewing tabbacc and drinking. Somehow this is me controlling him completely & they said I’m not allowed back in their house. Keep in mind my boyfriend is 22. So now he claims he doesn’t want anything to do with me and cannot trust me to get the help I need and fix things. I’m left sitting at home while he is going to go run off like nothing is wrong. I spoke to dauphin country crisis center and they said that my boyfriend seems mentally and emotionally abusive towards me, he says he loves me and wants me one minute, than the next minute he doesn’t, he wants to with me one minute, the next he doesn’t.

    I don’t know what to do anymore and I feel that if he cannot handle me at my worst, why does he deserve me at my best? Anybody have any sort of advices as to what to do anymore, I’m so lost):

  31. Terrence April 4, 2014 at 5:51 pm Reply

    i cant even explain how stressed i am. I need ways to just relax my muscles and breathe. this cant be healthy for me. any ideas how to relieve stress?

  32. Neida June 17, 2014 at 2:05 am Reply

    Virgo: Critical, Precise, Nit-picky, Rational, Calm
    Cancer: Sensitive, Moody, Emotionally-driven

    I’m Cancer Sun with Virgo Moon.

    How does that work out? T.T

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